Photo from Amy C. near Wheaton, MN
MINNEAPOLIS - Thunderstorms damaged barns, blew out power and brought golf-ball sized hail in southern Minnesota.
National Weather Service Jacob Beitlich says storms Sunday and into early Monday brought a report of a tornado touchdown in Traverse County but no major damage was reported.
He says straight-line winds brought gusts of around 75 miles an hour in Swift and Meeker counties, causing some damage to farm buildings.
No one was reported injured.
Hail the size of golf balls and some 2-inches in diameter were reported in Le Sueur, Rice and Goodhue counties but no major damage was reported.
Officials along the Cannon and Little Cannon Rivers are monitoring levels but they were not expected as high as last week.
Transportation officials closed Highway 20 in both directions near Cannon Falls and Highway 50 near Miesville Monday morning due to heavy rains and flooding.
Power outages were reported in central Minnesota. Nearly 11,000 customers lost power Sunday night. As of early Monday morning 4,000 are still without power.
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